My Movie Grading - B -
The Purge released in 2013 was a box office flop for the most part receiveing mixed and negative reviews from most critics. I myself wasn't a fan in the beginning because the concept seemed a little far fetched for my taste but I got bored one weekend and watched it. Well to my suprise the plot was actually pretty good - a little corny but it actually have a good beginning, well transitioned climax and pretty good ending. Now when I heard about the release of a second movie or sequel based off the first movies - mixed review - I thought it too would be another silly sequel that stretches too far to make something out of nothing.
Kyle Smith from the New York Post wrote a really non-flattering review about the movie to which I think bought up a couple of valid points.
Clearly from his review - he wasn't a fan but as I said - he mentioned some good points.
The Purge: Anarchy was actually a good movie. A friend had hyped me up on it since she liked the first one and knew I was on the fence about it but still suggested that I go see what the second one had to offer too. I was pleasantly entertained. The plot breaks off into 3 different main characher stories eventually connecting them all and does a good job of explaining and completing each characters story. The acting which is what I always worry about in sequels was really good. No corny scences - No loving making sequences - No fantasy tales or flights of fancy - the storyline just came together and kept my attention. It was full of death but not a lot of gore just blood, murder and mysterious folks. I would suggest this movie for anyone who enjoyed the first film and is looking for possibly a closed chapter to the thought or possibilities of purging in the future. Matter of fact - I pose the question - Who would you purge on - if purging was government sanctioned?
That's my take,